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John Nuthall


October 3, 2007

PBA reacts to first breathalyzer tests

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“The PBA is working with the other police unions to challenge this unnecessary and excessive policy.  This is a perfect example of members of the service returning fire when fired upon, which policy clearly allows, and yet, they are being treated as if their actions were reckless.  Aside from the fact that we believe that this policy is the subject of bargaining, there is absolutely no reason to submit these courageous detectives to such a test because they were working within the parameters of policy and within the scope of their job.  They should be receiving praise and commendations not alcohol testing.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.